Articles & White Papers

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Coping With Drought and Water Scarcity

In 2010, the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a panel discussion to address international and domestic drought and water scarcity issues.  The conversation included the identification of specific and attainable strategies to address these issues.  The event, hosted by Jim Thebaut, CEO of The Chronicles Group, and moderated by Erik Webb, Manager, Government Relations Office, Sandia National Laboratories, included three panel sessions: "Trends and Projections," "Public Policy and Management Strategics," and "Funding and Resources."  The following white paper is a copy of the report to the Army Corps of Engineers by The Chronicles Group and includes a transcript of the panel discussion.  



It's Time for Your Boldest Leadership Ever By Diana Rivenburgh

Switch & Shift, March 3, 2014

In the words of Peter Drucker, "Leaders in every single institution and in every single sector... have two responsibilties.  They are responsible and accountable for the performance of their institutions... They are responsible, also, however, for the community as a whole."  Diana captures the most critical leadership capabilities in what she refers to as the "BOLDEST" leadership competency model stressing mastery in seven areas: boundaries, opportunities, learning, deliverables, emotions, systems, and talents.

Three Keys to Culture Transformation By Diana Rivenburgh

Leaders We Deserve, January 2014

Whether you seek to create the culture for your new firm or change an existing one, focusing your efforts on three key pieces of culture transformation - leading, engaging, and aligning for the future - can help lead to success.  

6 Steps to Diagnose Your Organization By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, August 2005

Prescription without diagnosis is called malpractice in the medical field. So why do organizations often take action before they understand the underlying issues?

Are You Setting Your Employees Up to Fail? By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, December 2004

When employees aren't performing as expected, managers often cite various reasons such as a lack of understanding, talent or ambition. But is the manager also partly to blame?

Creating a Winning Culture By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, November 2005

Does corporate culture have an impact on the success of an organization?

Giving Back: A Win-Win for Organizations and Communities By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, February 2005

A volunteer for the Education and Assistance Corporation recently shared an experience of shopping with a 12-year old girl at Wal-Mart during the holidays to help her select Christmas gifts with funds donated by EAC.

Goal Alignment: Turning Strategy into Results By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, December 2005

The New Year is upon us with new opportunities and challenges; all you have to do is achieve them - a challenge for small and large companies alike.

Organizational Culture and Its Impact on Business Results By Diana Rivenburgh


Culture has often been perceived as the "soft" part of a business, but the culture of an organization has a very definite impact on its business results and its ability to successfully sustain itself for the future.

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, October 2005

Companies today realize that employees want more than competitive pay and benefits; they also want to be recognized and appreciated for their work.

Selecting the Best By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI

Selecting the best person to fill a job is identified as the key issue by hiring managers in all types of businesses.

Service Excellence By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, March 2005

What can a hospital learn from a hotel?  Plenty!

Teaming Up to Solve Problems Fast By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, August 2004

"Work it Out", "Fast Track Decision Making"; whatever it's called, it's a process where groups of managers and employees come together to solve specific business challenges.

Tips for Managing Effective Meetings By Diana Rivenburgh

Business LI, January 2005

I often hear people say that they spend so much time in meetings that they don't get their "real" work done.